Kazakhstan aims to become a full-fledged transportation and logistics hub in Central Asia and the Caspian region, World of NAN reports citing the government.
To realize the goal, transport and logistics and trade hubs are being created around the country, on the borders with China, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Russian Federation and the Caspian Sea.
Thus, it is planned to create a food hub at the Khorgos node, a place of collection, storage and distribution of food products of Kazakh and foreign producers for subsequent export to the Chinese and Asian-Pacific food markets. This will significantly strengthen the food security of Kazakhstan and China.
The modern, food hub will be "A" class. It will be focused on storage of food products, including those that need special temperature regime: seafood, fruits and vegetables, meat and dairy products and deep freezing. Currently, a land plot of at least 50 hectares has been identified in the territory of the International Center for Border Cooperation "Khorgos" for its construction.